Markforged Metal X

Complete Metal Solution

The Metal X 3D Printing system is an end-to-end manufacturing solution, providing users everything you need to go from design to fully functional parts in less than a day. The Metal X is up to 10x less expensive than alternative metal additive manufacturing technologies — and up to a 100x less than traditional fabrication technologies like machining or casting. Markforged’s cloud-based printer management software, built-in touchscreen interface and automatic material tracking make the Metal X system the simplest way to manufacture metal parts.

Based on our 4th generation composite 3D printing technology, the Metal X is a brand new kind of 3D printer. By printing metal powder bound in a plastic matrix, we’ve eliminated the safety risks associated with traditional metal 3D printing while enabling new features like closed-cell infill for reduced part weight and cost.

Atomic Diffusion Additive Manufacturing (ADAM) Technology
  1. Design: CAD your part, upload the STL, and select from a wide range of metals. The Eiger software does the rest making printing the right part easy.
  2. Print: Metal powder bound in plastic is printed a layer at a time into the shape of your part. Parts are scaled up to compensate for shrinkage during the sintering process.
  3. Sinter: Printed parts go through a washing stage to remove some of the binder. They are then sintered in a furnace and the metal powder fuses into solid metal.
  4. Part: Pure metal and up to 99.7% dense, the final parts are ready for use. They can be processed and treated just like any other metal parts.

 

Materials:

Stainless Steel

17-4 Stainless Steel: combines high strength, corrosion resistance, and hardness, making it widely used in aerospace, medical and petroleum industries. We use it for assembly fixtures and tooling on the Mark X.

316L Stainless Steel: also known as marine grade stainless steel, this material exhibits very good corrosion resistance and excellent weldability.

 

Aluminum

6061 Aluminum: combines good machinability, strength, and weldability. It can additionally be anodized with a good finish. We use it for many of the machined components in the Mark X.

7075 Aluminum: one of the strongest aluminum alloys. With good fatigue strength and a high strength-to-weight ratio, this alloy is stronger than common structural steels (A36, 1018). We use it on the kinematic coupling in the bed of the Mark X. It’s also common in aerospace and automotive racing.

Tool Steel

A-2 Tool Steel: air-hardened with excellent impact resistance. We use it for punches, dies, and form tooling on the Mark X.

D-2 tool steel: provides great hardness and abrasion resistance (but not as tough as A-2). D-2 is often used for cutting tools.

Inconel

IN Alloy 625: Inconel’s strength combined with its impressive heat resistance makes it ideal for heat and pressure shielding applications. This Nickel-based superalloy is commonly used in jet engines and medical applications, and is very hard to machine. It is also very chemically resistant.

Titanium

Ti-6AI-4V: Bearing the highest strength-to-weight ratio of any metal, Titanium 6-4 is ideal for lightweight applications and has both high tensile strength and fatigue resistance. This bio-compatible material is widely used in medical applications such as orthopedic joint replacements.

Technical Specifications
  • Build Volume: 250 mm x 220 mm x 200 mm (12.99 in. x 10.63 in. x 7.87 in.)
  • Footprint: 575 mm x 467 mm x 1120 mm
  • Z Layer Resolution: 50 μm
  • Media Cartridge: Bound Powder
  • Machine Weight: 68 kg (150 lbs)
Build Quality

Featuring a 4th generation, all-aluminum unibody and print system, Markforged sets the standard in build quality and industrial design. With a fully enclosed build chamber, ultra-quiet motion system and environmentally controlled material storage, our printers are equally at home whether in the office or on the factory floor.

Usability

Cloud-connected software and a 4.3” touchscreen comes standard with every printer, washer and furnace. Regular over-the-air updates mean that your Markforged products keep getting better. Material usage tracking and out-of-material detection help monitor your printers and reduce waste. Just a few of the ways we’re working to reduce the distance from design to part.

Fleet Management

With automatic version control, real-time fleet management and cloud-based collaboration, Eiger is the world’s most advanced 3D printing software. Designed from the ground up to make manufacturing simpler, Eiger enables you to print plastic, metal and composite parts straight from your browser.

Software

With automatic version control, real-time fleet management and cloud-based collaboration, Eiger is the world’s most advanced 3D printing software. Designed from the ground up to make manufacturing simpler, Eiger enables you to print plastic, metal and composite parts straight from your browser.

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